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Emily Carr

(1871—1945)

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Ardengo Soffici

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(b Rignano sull’Arno, nr. Florence, 7 Apr. 1879; d Forte dei Marmi, nr. Viareggio, 18 Aug. 1964).

Italian critic and painter. From 1900 to 1907 he spent his formative years ...

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art galleries

Overview page. Subjects: British History — History of the Americas.

In medieval England, as elsewhere in Europe, the church was the most important patron of art, and the first paintings and statues seen by the public were in churches and ...

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British Columbia

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Literature.

Canada's westernmost province is a mosaic of diverse landscapes noted for its spectacular scenery of snow-capped mountains, pocket deserts, coastal rainforest, and scenic rivers. While 46...

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Canadian art

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

1. Painting

Canada's art reflects divided roots in the Catholic French and Puritan British colonies. La France apportant la foi aux Hurons de la Nouvelle France (c.1670; Quebec,...

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Essays in English

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

In Canadian literature the informal essay (as opposed to literary Criticism and other technical essays) is not merely one of those odds-and-ends of writing that defy categorization...

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Florence McNeil

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. 1940).

Born in Vancouver and educated at the University of British Columbia, where she studied under Earle Birney, McNeil is the daughter of Scottish Hebridean emigrants. To...

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George Clutesi

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1905–88).

Born at Port Alberni, British Columbia, Clutesi was among the first Native writers to record in a popular way, and to interpret from a Native perspective, the culture of...

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Group of Seven

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Group of 20th-century Canadian painters, based in Toronto, who found their main inspiration in the landscape of northern Ontario and created the first major national movement in Canadian...

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Heather Spears

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. 1934).

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she received a diploma from the Vancouver School of Art and a B.A. in English (1956) from the University of British Columbia. The ...

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Jock Macdonald

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Thurso, 31 May 1897; d Toronto, 3 Dec. 1960).

Canadian painter, born in Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in 1926 to teach at the new Vancouver School of Decorative ...

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Marius Barbeau

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1883–1969), anthropologist, folklorist.

Raised with the expectation that he would become a priest, Barbeau instead studied law at Université Laval. At Oxford University, as one of...

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Roberto Crippa

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Italian painter and sculptor. He was born in Monza and studied at the Brera Academy in nearby Milan, Carrà being one of his teachers. His work was very varied. Early in his career he...

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